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SOPOSE 2009 : 4th International Workshop on Service- and Process-Oriented Software Engineering

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Link: http://www.dsl.uow.edu.au/sopose/index.php
 
When Sep 21, 2009 - Sep 25, 2009
Where Bangalore, India
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2009
Notification Due Jul 1, 2009
Categories    software engineering
 

Call For Papers

SOPOSE'09 Call for Papers
4th International Workshop on Service- and Process-Oriented Software Engineering (SOPOSE-09)
Workshop webpage: http://www.dsl.uow.edu.au/sopose/index.php

SOPOSE'09 is held in conjunction with the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2009), September 21-25, 2009, Bangalore, India ( http://conferences.computer.org/scc/2009/)
Theme of the Workshop:

It is now widely recognized that service-oriented computing will be the dominant computing paradigm for at least the next decade. Businesses are also increasingly committing to a process-oriented approach in Business Process Management (BPM), which requires careful modelling, documentation and management, as well as continual improvement of, business processes. The software engineering questions relating to service-oriented systems, as well as those relating to process-oriented systems have not been adequately explored. Of prime interest is the interplay between the service-oriented way of delivering software, and BPM way of looking at business processes, as a result of which we are witnessing a confluence of the service-oriented and process-oriented approaches, as key elements of business processes get executed by external (and often remote) services. The software engineering questions relating to such integrated process- and service-oriented need to fulfil the promise of making the software development process flexible, agile, and understandable for business people. There are a plethora of research issues on how such systems might be modelled, designed, implemented and how their lifecycles might be managed. This workshop seeks to systematize our understanding of these issues, and build a community of like-minded researchers and practitioners willing to collaborate on these issues.
Innovations in SOPOSE-09:

We propose to adopt a model (common in social science conferences) where each paper has a nominated "discussant" who critiques the paper for approximately 5 minutes at the end of the presentation of the paper. Each paper would thus have 20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for critique by the discussant and 5 minutes of general questions from the audience.

We offer a collection of case studies (available at http://www.dsl.uow.edu.au/sopose/index.php?l1=casestudies) that submissions will be asked to address (if relevant). Papers making conceptual, technical or methodological contributions to process lifecycle management will be encouraged to use these case studies to motivate and explain their work.

Distinct from these case studies, the workshop will actively encourage case study-style papers, particularly from industry participants. SOPOSE'09 will involve a special session on creating a community repository of case studies on service and process lifecycle management.
Workshop Topics:

Topics to be addressed in the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following.
Process/Service:
Modelling
Description (including Standards)
Identification
Design Methodologies (Granularity)
Composition
Semantics
Publication
Discovery
Dynamic Service Binding
Evolution and Versioning
Realization from Legacy
Relation to Middleware and EAI
Compliance Management
Project Management
Cost Estimation
Testing
Lifecycle Management
Portfolio Management
Software Reuse
Relation to Component Models
Software Engineering Topics for Interplay of SOA and BPM
Service Interfaces for BPM models
Composite Applications
Service Orchestration
Adaptation in Business Processes
Adaptive Services
Process and Service Level QoS
BPM/SOA in Relation to Enterprise Architecture
Role of Rules in BPM/SOA
Adoption of SOA/BPM Approaches in Legacy Environments
Relation to Existing Software Engineering Approaches
SOA and MDA
SOA and CORBA
SOA, BPM and Agile methodologies
BPM and Requirements Gathering
The Implications of Current and Future Standardization Efforts
Tool Support
Other Service/Process Governance Issues
Workshop Outcomes:
A preliminary attempt at systematizing and collating the body of knowledge in this area.
Improving alignment between industry concerns and academic research agendas in this area.
The development of a research community consisting of academics and practitioners willing to collaborate on these questions.
Workshop Chairs:

Aditya Ghose
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia

Srinivas Padmanabhuni
Web Services Centre of Excellence
Infosys SETLabs
Bangalore, India
Workshop Organization and Publicity Co-Chairs:

Sudeep Mallick
Web Services Centre of Excellence
Infosys SETLabs
Bangalore, India

Evan Morrison
Decision Systems Lab
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia

Kerry Hinge
Decision Systems Lab
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia
Workshop Committee:
Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia (Workshop Co-chair)
Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
Tim Hibberd, CRC for Smart Services, Australia
Narendra Nanjangud, IBM Research, India
Srinivas Padmanabhuni, SOA Centre of Excellence, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies Ltd, India (Workshop Co-Chair)
Jayakrishna Rao, Head CoE, Emerging Technologies, Wipro Technologies, India
Michael Rosemann, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia
Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
Submission Process:

Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 page (full papers), 4 page (short papers), and 2 page (position papers) of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). You can download the paper template in word format or IEEE Latex Style.

Please Note: Industry case studies in the form of two and four page papers are encouraged.

Authors should submit a Word or PDF files using the online submission and review system (available at http://confhub.com/conf.php?id=129). The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.
Dates:
Last date for submission of research, short, and position papers: June 15, 2009
Notification for acceptance: July 1, 2009



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